2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Establish Community Health Worker Pilot

Item 302 #2h

Item 302 #2h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 ($289,168) FY2022 $0 GF

Page 285, line 18, strike "$289,713,047" and insert "$289,423,879".

Page 285, after line 38, insert:

“F.  Out of this appropriation, $289,168 the second year from the general fund shall be used to support four restricted positions as part of a two-year pilot program in four local health districts to increase their capacity to improve health outcomes.  The department shall evaluate the pilot program and make an interim report to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by June 30, 2022.”


(This amendment reduces $289,169 the first year from the general fund to delay implementation of a pilot program using certified community health workers in four local health districts to improve health outcomes. House Bill 688 requires the Board of Health to adopt regulations setting forth requirements for certified community health workers, effective July 1, 2020. This delay will allow time for the regulations to be implemented so that certified community health workers can be hired for the pilot project beginning July 1, 2021. Language sets out the funding provided for the pilot program beginning in fiscal year 2022. Language also requires the agency to evaluate the pilot program and provide an interim report at the end of the biennium.)